I’ve spent the last 16 years working as a documentary director and producer for Channel 4, ITV and Discovery in the UK and Fox in Italy. My work has taken me around the world, looking at subjects as varied as environmental sustainability, schools admissions, mahatma gandhi and 9/11.
Since my teens, I’ve been an avid reader of crime novels and always gravitate to crime drama on TV. Recent highlights include The American version of The Bridge, True Detective, Billions and BBC2’s superb Line of Duty.
Among my favourite writers are RJ Ellory, Mario Vargas Llosa, William Boyd, Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, Dennis Lehane, John le Carre, James Ellroy and Patricia Highsmith. I’ve just discovered Greg Iles and James Lee Burke so Southern Gothic is a new obsession! I’m currently reading The Cartel by Don Winslow and thoroughly enjoying it.
I was inspired to write ‘The Few’ after my work took me to Rome in 2008. I’m interested in the dark ambiguities of Italian society and believe the eternal city to be one of the most intriguing places I’ve visited.
Since having children, I’m doing a lot more writing than documentary making. I enjoy the freedom it gives you and relish being able to create my own dialogue after so many years working with the thoughts of others.
I’m hoping to be doing a lot more writing in the future. I’m far from done with Scamarcio and the fourth book in the series is due out in February 2018.